News and Updates
Read the latest news about Robert F. Smith’s philanthropy as well as events and news concerning his thought leadership, philanthropic partners and charitable initiatives.
Learn more about Grameen America and how it supports female entrepreneurs throughout their entrepreneurial journeys, including overcoming barriers.
Learn more about Robert F. Smith’s financial gift to the Morehouse College graduating class of 2019 and their pledge to pay it forward.
The Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs, also known as the RICE Center, received a $1 million grant from PayPal to launch a PayPal Retail Academy designed to help Black businesses get off the ground.
Baltimore triplets, Morgan Hicks, Sanai Hicks and Tony Hicks Jr., will all be attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Atlanta. They reflect on their diligence in their studies and how they got to where they are today despite challenges.
PEWIN Foundation, the non-profit branch of the Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN), has awarded its first grant to Girls Who Invest (GWI). This $15,000 grant will support college students interning through GWI’s Summer Intensive Program.
The Yosemite Ancestral Stewards program is working alongside the Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps to restore the black oak grove. The program is funded by several organizations like the National Park Foundation and Apple.